Rollin' Like Sisyphus

Bankers And Mountain Hikes Don’t Mix

Posted in The Fail Pail by Huckleberry on February 17, 2015


Third Banker in 3 Weeks to Die in the Mountains Alone | Daily Mail UK

An investment banker was found dead after attempting to climb the Northeast’s highest peak on Monday afternoon – 24 hours after she called for help as she hiked through 100 mph winds. Kate Matrosova, 32, arrived at the base of New Hampshire’s 5,400ft Mount Madison at 5am on Sunday, dropped off by her husband Charlie Farhoodi, who is listed on LinkedIn as a Vice President at JP Morgan. Within hours, she activated an emergency beacon amid treacherous conditions but a team was unable to locate her in the blizzard. Her body was found 24 hours later. It appears she died of exposure to the extreme temperatures overnight

Hmm. So an “investment analyst” is dropped off alone by her VP Banker husband at the base of a mountain for “a series of hikes”, alone, in the middle of what was known since early last week as an epic winter storm, AND that Matrosova is now the third banker to die on a mountain alone in the past three weeks.


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  1. El Borak said, on February 17, 2015 at 09:43

    Hard times at JP Morgan when they can no longer afford to give out nail guns to their VPs as part of their Christmas bonuses.

  2. Giraffe said, on February 17, 2015 at 12:10

    I’m starting to sense a pattern.

  3. El Borak said, on February 17, 2015 at 14:02

    I’m thinking Huck needs a Dead Bankers tag. Something truly uplifting, with a little path running down the middle.

  4. Doom said, on February 17, 2015 at 15:35

    Yeah, okay, some of them are “suspicious”, some of them seem obviously not by choice, but some of them (perhaps, perhaps not) like this one, if all else holds up, seem downright voluntary.

    Then again, I was reading something about some futuristic sci-fi, where the scientists just seemed to no react to danger, to stand right in the path of it. My thoughts were that it makes perfect sense in a purely secular world in which science has become predominant, for many reason. Something about hubris, but also such a deep faith in science that the ability to anticipate the real world is completely voided. I can see where, in a completely secular world of finance, that could be the same thing. Actually, I like that theory. It makes me happy in very good-bad ways. Yum!

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